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Call of the Highland Moon (The MacInnes Werewolves #1)

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Gideon is a werewolf from the Scottish Highlands. He loves the haunting beauty of his home, but grappling with the destiny of being his clan's next alpha, he runs away to upstate New York. Where, working in a bookshop, he finds a human mate, who has to choose between love and protecting humankind.
Paperback, 373 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published April 30th 2008)
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Julie (jjmachshev)
WOW! Can I just say, WOW! I'm in love...with this book. With the whole 'creatures of the dark' thing going on in the publishing world lately, it's hard to find new authors who can put a different, but still intriguing, spin on any of the legends. Ms. Castle has managed to do just that with "Call of the Highland Moon". The follow-on book "Dark Highland Fire" is scheduled for release in Oct 2008 and you can bet it'll be on my to-buy list.

Carly is the successful owner of a romance bookstore called
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Kaleigha
This one took me a while to get through...not because it wasn't a good book with a good story, but because I found the pacing a bit off.

In Call of the Highland Moon, we meet Gideon, the future Alpha of his Scottish pack of wolf shifters. Trying to escape the duty that will one day be his, Gideon sets off to see some of the world. He lands in upstate New York, in a blizzard. When he is tracked and attacked by shifters he has never seen before, Gideon barely escapes with his life. Even in his weak
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Kami
While the story wasn't bad, it takes too long to get to the point. The style of writing is ditracting--sentences which are interrupted by random asides about character or descriptions--by the time the author returns to the original point, I found I had to go re-read the first part of the sentence to remember or be clear on exactly what she was trying to tell the reader. I like the story itself but it's drawn out and seems to take forever to come to an actual plot point when something significant ...more
Melissa Levine
I had a really hard time trying to get through this book. There was so much unnecessary writing that I was more skimming through the pages looking for something actually interesting. It was just so boring, but I did manage to get through it.

One thing though, when I read a book involving someone that has an accent, I like the author to actually do the different wording for that accent. For example, I know a Scottish person will usually call their father 'da'. In this story I think Gideon and/or
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Heather Book Savvy Babe
Let’s see, werewolves in Scottish highlands…yes please! That being said, I enjoyed the book, it was not fantastic or whatever, but it was a fun read, I enjoyed the characters, Gideon as the run away alpha and Carly the bookworm turned feisty heroine. The characters families were quite entertaining as well. I will probably be reading more of this author’s work in the future, but it’s not quite a “must-read”…more so, an enjoyable, fun, sexy read, which let’s face it, that’s pretty cool too.
Sammy
2.5 stars
I had to force myself to keep going and that's never promising. The story itself wasn't bad, BUT it took way to long to for something to happen, and even then just ended up being okay for me.
Barbara M.
Oh...Yes! Yes! Yes!...Enough said.
Cindi
New author (to me) and one I will be looking forward to reading in the (very near) future! Especially since Ms. Castle writes about gorgeous, hot werewolves. The only way she could make it better? Make her wolves from Scotland! Oh, right, she did ;)

Thanksgiving weekend was a wonderful time to read about Carly in her upstate New York snowed-in town (I live in South Texas, an anti-snow city). Carly is a double-header for me: she's a major pet lover and owns a chicks' book and jewelry store called
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Daniela
This first installment of the MacInnes werewolves finds us first in a small town in North America were our two main characters meet. She's a romance book store owner (love the name of the bookstore!), he's a werewolf trying to hide from his destiny. Bad catches up with him, she gets tagged accidentally and they end up in Scotland where he's from... In this book there are bad werewolf-creating creatures that are called Drakkyn which give this a little new spin on an old tale and add to the suspen ...more
Bitten_by_Books
Gideon MacInnes is next in line as alpha and clan leader but he’s not sure he is ready or willing to fill his father’s shoes. He leaves his home in the Scottish Highlands and travels to the U.S. to figure out exactly what he wants and to find that something that seems to be missing from his life...

For the entire review please go to the Best Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Review site on the web, Bitten By Books for the review of Call of the Highland Moon in it's entirety. You won't be sorry.
Laurie Garrison
**3 1/2 stars**

Very good and easy read.. This books has humor and romance..

I really like Carly and her family, they drive her nuts. I liked Gideon even though he lies to Carly at first they both fit together well.. The story line starts off good but slows in the middle has a good ending, also the ending make room for more books to come.
Mya
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Amanda Gill
I found this to be a light paranormal romance read. The characters are interesting and the plot is pretty good. Gideon is the next in line to be alpha of his pack of werewolves and decides he needs to get away and see the world first. During his travels he runs into sweet, innocent, and human Carly of whom he knows immediately is his mate. The last thing he wants is to be in love with a human he will most likely end up killing when he can no longer fight the urge to change her, which would basic ...more
Petula
A new author for me, and I will be looking for more.
Gideon is a Scottish werewolf exploring the U.S.A. when he is attacked by three other werewolves. Struggling to stay alive he follows an irresistible scent. Carly own's a bookshop that I need to shop in, called Bodice Rippers and Baubles. When she sees an injured "dog" on her doorstep as she is closing for the night she takes him home. When she wakes up in the morning she gets a huge shock. After putting Carly in mortal danger Gideon has to wo
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Kari Chapman
It seems like there was an interesting story in this book. Unfortunately it was hidden by way too many words. I made it through page 100 and all that had happened was the introductions of the two main characters, their meeting and the introduction of the bad guy. After the first couple chapters I mostly skimmed and still managed to keep track of what was going on.

I think the wordiness also contributed to my not liking any of the characters. They all seemed like they could be interesting if they
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Jessica
This book is the first in the series about the MacInnes werewolves, of which I read the most recent book first, Wild Highland Magic. They can be read as stand-alone books, but I could tell that there was definitely a history to these books that I would really enjoy reading, so I picked up the first two.
Call of the Highland Moon is the story of Gideon MacInnes, the next Alpha of his Pack. He has always been the reliable one, but for once he decides to give that up, and he takes off to America (hi
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Bird
Sep 13, 2012 Bird marked it as didnt-finish
This book reminds me of why I don't normally read werewolf stories. It goes along with the typical idea of werewolf mates, where there's one true love for each werewolf, and when they meet that person it's insta-love. This basically means there doesn't need to be any relationship development whatsoever, since they're fated to be together anyway. In the story, within two days of meeting each other, the main characters exchange "I love yous." Bleh. I want the characters to actually get to know one ...more
Starry
Nov 15, 2011 Starry marked it as to-read
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Natasja
Gideon MacInnes is the future Alpha of his clan; his clan has been guardian of the Stone of Destiny since ages. But before Gideon takes the responsibilities to lead the clan, he leaves Scotland to see the world. But out there in the big bad world, nothing is, as it seems, Gideon cannot get used living in big cities, with all the noise and too many people. When he is finally ready to go home, he is attacked and badly injured by rogue werewolves and left to die. But for some reason Gideon has enou ...more
Erotic Horizon
Characters:

Gideon MacInnes – The dutiful son, the son that can be relied on to do the right thing, but also the son and brother and Alpha in the making who is not ready to take hold of the reigns of the MacInnes clan.

Carly Silver with the name that could not be more apt is the owner of the house that Gideon finds refuge in – in his hour of need. Carly, bookshop owner, daughter, sister and friend to a whole bunch of opinionated women is also hell on wheels when it comes to Gideon.


The Plot:

With th
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Kristina
Feb 09, 2011 Kristina rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Kristina by: ARC from my days at Borders
Hot, witty, and sexy

This is every book lovers fantasy

Carly owns a bookstore called Bodice Rippers featuring romance books and little baubles. She is a quiet women with a non existent love life and fantasies to spare.
On the doorstep of her bookshop on a cold winters night just as a huge storm is hitting a huge wolf is bleeding and in need of her care and love.
Carly being the animal lover she is takes home this ripped animal only to find in the morning the mutant wolf is gone and a naked many in
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Emily
Gideon MacInnes knows what his duty is, as a werewolf he is next in line to be the Alpha of the clan. Despite his awareness, Gideon travels the world trying to come to terms with his fate, ending up in upstate New York. Always alert, Gideon is caught off guard and attacked by three rogue wolves who have been sent to kill him. Injured and in wolf form, Gideon finds himself on the doorstep of a woman who smells like his mate.

Carly Silver can't believe she carted the huge dog that was injured to he
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Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
"Call of the Highland Moon” 2.5 stars was a little slow going at the beginning. Books like this make it hard for me to read and I had to force myself to keep going. Around chapter 5 things started to pick up a little.

Gideon MacInnes is the future Alpha of his clan, but he is not ready to take over the responsibility so he heads out to see the world. Gideon got on my nears a little once he found Carly. He kept hurting her even thou he thought he was doing it to protect her or save her/himself th
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~Leslie~
I am giving this 4.5 stars. I loved the start to this series. I have read the third one before this one and really liked it, but I loved this story. Carly is a charming heroine, who gets stronger and more interesting as the book progresses. Gideon is a werewolf who ends up wounded on her doorstep. The usual mating thing occurs and yet the author handles it in a much different manner than other stories. Gideon is a tentative alpha character and he is very endearing. Great chemistry, wonderful hum ...more
Krista
I love, love, love this book. Kendra Leigh Castle is on my keeper shelf forever. I have to say this is my Favorite so far. Gideon MacInnes is sooo hot you want to be the one to kiss his boo boo's when he wakes up naked in her bed after taking him in thinking he was a hurt pooch on her romance book store steps. Carly Silver, is beautiful,loving,Brave and strong when she has to be. The kind of woman you would want to be your friend. This story is good because it has strong stroy lines for more cha ...more
Susan (susayq ~)
I am not usually a big fan of shifter books, but this one was really good. I think it may be cause it combined shifters with my unnatural obsession with the Highlands and longing to look at good looking men in kilts.

Gideon McInnes was destined to become the Alpha of his pack. In his quest to determine if that is what he really wanted, he left the Highlands of Scotland and traveled the world to see if he was missing something elsewhere. As he finally decided to go home and assume his role as Alph
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Netanella
Strong kudos on a great book - these are not your typical Scottish werewolves! And Carly, our spunky heroine of Italian guido origin with brothers named Mario and Luigi and a bookstore named Bodice Rippers, is a breath of fresh, fiesty air. Very awesomely done - coming up with unique storylines on traditional paranormal romance tropes can be difficult, but Castle succeeds well here.

The first portion of the book was dynamite and sucked me in like quicksand. Things bogged down in the middle, with
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Samantha
If you all remember awhile back I got the chance to read Dark Highland Moon by this author and absolutely loved it. I was in the mood for a good romance and it fit the bill for me. Unfortunately, it was the 2nd book in this series and so I added the first one to my TBR list to go back to. I ended up requesting this one from the library when I realized I was craving another romance and happily this didn't disappoint.

Let's begin with a bit about the book: Gideon (a werewolf) has run to America try
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Terra
Call of the Highland Moon by Kendra Leigh Castle is a titillating savory were romance that will have you licking your lips in sheer delight. This is a book you most certainly will be reluctant to put down even for a potty break.

Carly Silver is a blond Italian with her heart set towards romance but unable to find any. She comes from a very tight knit family that needs to know every move she makes every minute of the day or they are not happy. Beautiful and petite, smart and with a temper the size
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Sheila Grindatti
I can't say how much this book isn't doing it for me.... Maybe it's because we've had a few rainy days around here but I'm like skipping lots of pages... this can't be a good sign.

Ok I did finish the book and it was more acceptable about 80% through it. I been trying to think about what put me off so and I think that the book had to much attention to details I really didn't give a hoot about.... for example the woman putting on makeup.... I don't care... didn't need a blow-by-blow... just get to
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Kendra Leigh Castle is the author of numerous paranormal romances, including the MacInnes Werewolves trilogy, the RITA award-nominated Renegade Angel, the Dark Dynasties series, and the Hearts of the Fallen series. 2014 will see the release of her first contemporary romance, For the Longest Time, which will be the first in her Harvest Cove series. Kendra lives in Maryland with her husband, childre ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The MacInnes Werewolves (3 books)
  • Dark Highland Fire (The MacInnes Werewolves Trilogy, #2)
  • Wild Highland Magic (The MacInnes Werewolves Trilogy, #3)
Dark Awakening (Dark Dynasties #1) Midnight Reckoning (Dark Dynasties #2) Shadow Rising (Dark Dynasties, #3) Immortal Craving (Dark Dynasties, #4) Wild Highland Magic (The MacInnes Werewolves Trilogy, #3)

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“Ow! Shit!" She yelped, dropping the wand on the floor and clapping her hand over her eye, the one into which she'd just smooshed a nice glob of viscous black goo. She fumbled for a wash cloth, wet it, and scrubbed at her watering eye. Years of exposure to her foul-mouthed brothers came pouring out all at once. "Piece of shit god damn son of a bitch!” 2 likes
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She dropped the wand again to clutch the top of her head, which she'd just slammed against the underside of the sink. It hurt, enough to bring tears to her eyes, and she dropped back to sit on the floor and cradle her head, completely defeated. "Ow. And don't you dare open that door."
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